Do you have a great idea to improve public space in your inner-city Johannesburg community? Do you have a partnership of organisations and/or people ready to develop the idea? Then the JDA's Our City, Our Block Inner City Partnership Challenge is for you!
The second year of Our City, Our Block Inner City Applications are open! Submissions close on Friday, 14 December 2018 by 12h00.
Building on the momentum and experiences of the first round of the JDA Our City Our Block initiative, the JDA is renewing our commitment to partnerships by proceeding to a second round of this initiative.
The JDA is calling for the identification of small-scale interventions in the Inner City by engaging with a wide range of sectors and industries in the Inner City (such as non-government organisations, private developers, investors, residents’ organisations, faith-based organisations, education institutions and social support organisations) offering the opportunity for them to pitch their ideas for a project based within the Inner City where the JDA could contribute through capital investment in improving or transforming the public realm that will support the reciprocal socio-economic contribution from the partnership.
The call from these Inner City stakeholders is to:
- Create inclusive collaborative partnerships at a neighbourhood or precinct level
- Identify neighbourhood or precinct-scale capital projects that would return sustainable benefits to inner city users
- Submit a proposal to the JDA motivating their choice of project and its proposed impact.
Submissions will be assessed as a two-stage competition and the concept judging criteria are simple.
The winning entries will combine responsiveness and impact with implementability and importantly, sustainability.